Meaning of “prisoner” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈprɪzər/

B1 [ C ] someone who is being kept in prison as a punishment, or because they have been caught by an enemy


hold/keep/take sb prisoner

to catch someone and guard them so that they cannot escape

→ See also political prisoner

(Definition of “prisoner” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)